NHS Inductions

induction2016-4Last Thursday, I had the honor of being the keynote speaker at CVHS’s National Honor Society Induction. On behalf of our school board, administration, staff and CV community, I want to commend all of the new students accepted into this prestigious organization. I thought I would again recognize these students by sharing my remarks with you below. Best of luck to all of the members of the National Honor Society!

Honoring Our Distinguished Alumni

dsc_1581Each year, Conestoga Valley recognizes alumni who have found great success in both their lives and careers post-CV. This year, I want to extend congratulations to our 2016-2017 Distinguished Alumni (in order of graduation year):  Janine (Snead) Hiller ’75, Kathy (Kaufhold) Phillips ’86, and Jonathan Groff ’03.

Grand Opening

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I want to thank everyone on their efforts for another successful opening as we usher in the 2016/17 school year!  Special thanks go out to our team members who assisted with the breakfast event on Monday before school started, especially most of our School Board members who greeted and served breakfast to our staff.  We are not sure we will use this same format every year, but I do agree with the many folks who shared with me that it was again a great way to start the year!

“What’s Next?”

CVH-218533-37642590On behalf of our school board, administration, staff and CV community, I offered the Class of 2016 last week our congratulations on their wonderful achievement and conveyed our best wishes for our graduates’ continued success in the future. I thought it would be appropriate to share my remarks to the graduates with you. Best wishes to all for a safe and rewarding summer!

A Challenging Budget

On Monday, our school board approved a preliminary budget for the 2016-2017 school year that takes the unusual step of raising taxes above the limit set by the state government. The administration did not make this recommendation lightly, and the board debated its merits thoughtfully and thoroughly. I want to explain several of the reasons for this move.